My Family and I are going on a cruise next year and we are cruise shopping right now.
We need some help choosing between royal caribbean's Sovereign Of The Seas or
the Carnival Miracle!!!!!! IF YOU HAVE AN OPINION ON WHAT BOAT MY FAMILY AND I
SHOULD TAKE PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Depends what you're looking for. The two ships are radically different in size, amenities, and itinerary. If you're looking just for a nice, quick get-away, the recently refurbished Sovereign is a great deal for a couple days in the Bahamas. If you're looking for a newer ship with slightly bigger cabins and a more active itinerary, the Miracle would be a great choice.
Between those two particuliar ships, I would go with the Miracle. Better food, larger cabins, and more activities. Service on RCI is usually a little better or more formal but CCL has more pros than RCI when compared to each other. Now if you were talking about a Voyager Class ship for a family then RCI would be a better choice.
I've cruised on both ships and hands down I would go on the Miracle over the Sovereign. While both cruises were great, the itinerary on the Miracle was much better (in my opinion), the food was better and the rooms were much larger. Sovereign had slightly better service.
Celebrity Century 1/09
Carnival Destiny 10/07
Carnival Destiny 9/06
Monarch of the Seas 3/06
Carnival Inspiration 8/05
Carnival Miracle 4/05
Carnival Inspiration 4/04
Sovereign of the Seas 4/03
I have sailed on both RCCL and CCL I would take Carnival anytime. If you are looking for a fun atmospher. I found RCCL to be more quite and older passengers. For a family I would go with Carnival. Happy cruising.
Pride of America
Go to a Chevy board and ask " What shall I buy, a Chevy or a Ford"? What kind of an answere would you expect? Now go to the RCCL board and ask your same question, what do you think THEIR answere will be?
your best bet would be to go to the ship reviews section and read Anne Campbell's professional reviews of both ships, she rates the ships as to this ship would be good for you if ...... and gives an open unbiased opinion of the ships.
comparing line to line is like trying to compare apples to oranges. Find what you like and narrow it down to the ship/line that suits you. Ports of call are a big consideration for me.
Actually I liked the Sovereign and have sailed her twice BUT the Miracle is a much much newer ship and would choose her over the Sovereign. Now if you had said the Celebration or the Sovereign I would choose the Sovereign - it was built in 1989 or so and the Miracle just came out. Miracle hands down. Debbie
i have cruised both and i enjoy RCCL over CCL anyday. i did not have a bad experience on CCL i just perfer RCCL's service. These are just a few reason why...at night CCL puts away all of their lounge chairs and deck furniture, as to where RCCL leaves theirs out. and for me i enjoy sitting out in a loung chair at night looking up at the stars, also i noticed CCL also closed their pools at night. with RCCl we were able to swim at any time.
as for the shows i perfer RCCL because they are more broadway and CCL is more vegas style.
i felt as if i had more to do on RCCL and that their service was 5 star al the way.
like i said...i did not have a bad experience with CCL they just did not impress me at all.
hope this helps a little